St. Petersburg, FL
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St. Petersburg, FL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, St. Petersburg has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Florida, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than St. Petersburg.

Importantly, when you compare St. Petersburg to other communities of similar population, then St. Petersburg crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how St. Petersburg does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how St. Petersburg does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in St. Petersburg.

For St. Petersburg, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in St. Petersburg is one in 151.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in St. Petersburg is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In St. Petersburg, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 49 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that St. Petersburg has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in St. Petersburg is one in 238.

St. Petersburg Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

St. Petersburg Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,727

12,850

14,577

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.62

49.23

55.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
St. Petersburg 6.62
Florida 4.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 151

in St. Petersburg

1 in 232

in Florida

St. Petersburg VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 260,999
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 20 122 556 1,029
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.47 2.13 3.94

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
St. Petersburg 49.23
Florida 26.87

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in St. Petersburg

1 in 37

in Florida

St. Petersburg Property CRIMES

Population: 260,999
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,941 9,812 1,097
Rate per 1,000 7.44 37.59 4.20

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

St. Petersburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
St. Petersburg 224
Florida 62